GDX Blogs

Strategic Planning: 5 Focuses for the New Year

Let’s make a New Year’s Resolution. Let’s make 2017 better than 2016. It’s important to have a plan of attack, but with strategic planning, it's just as important to understand the past. So before looking for improvements, start by reviewing the previous year. After examining the previous year, make sure to coordinate with employees. Once the employees are on board, begin looking forward. ....
[read more]

Informal Mentoring: Encouraging Effective Professional Development

Each year, school districts spend as much as $18,000 per teacher on professional development. These efforts prove largely unsuccessful - only 30% of teachers improve their performance in the classroom as a result of this training. So agencies and foundations have set out to discover the most effective professional development efforts. A study from The New Teacher Project explored the current state....
[read more]

Team Building Strategies: How Often Should You Do Team Building?

team building strategies
Team building strategies often include the types of activities you should be doing, and the objectives you are focusing on, but all too often we forget to think beyond the event itself and consider how frequent team building events should be. For some teams it can be easy to forget to schedule team building events with any type of consistency, simply because they seem to work together effortlessly....
[read more]